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FROM THE PUBLISHER/EDITOR

Now we can take the time to enjoy the sunshine and see our friends and neighbours. We are free to gather together. Celebrate the season. We will make time to live, work and play.

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YQL NEIGHBOURS: Josh Walker

Josh Walker takes time out to talk with Lethbridge Living about his favourite sport. Josh is PGA of Canada Class A Member and Head Professional at Evergreen Golf Center

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COVER STORY: PGA in YQL

It has also been a long and winding road to the new PGA TOUR Canada event taking place at Paradise Canyon Golf Resort in Lethbridge on June18-24, 2018. The big audacious idea will begin as part of a multi-year agreement starting in 2018. PGA Tour Canada believes the partnership could help the Paradise Canyon Open flourish into an annual event.

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Dragon Boat: A Grand Tradition

2018 IS ROTARY’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY in Lethbridge. The 17th annual ATB Financial Lethbridge Rotary Dragon Boat Festival is coming up fast, on June 22-24, 2018. There are so many reasons to celebrate this year.

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PrideFest Turns 10!

Current PrideFest Board Chair Devon Hargreaves and PrideFest Treasurer Derrick Antson reflect on the modest beginnings of Pride in Lethbridge a decade ago. The Lethbridge PrideFest Society works year-round, and their efforts culminate in nine days of Pride June 15th - June 23th, 2018.

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Cinco de Mayo: Come for the Knowledge, Stay for the Party

On May 5, 2018 Lethbridge’s Balderas Family invite the entire community to the Multicultural Centre to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Local ticket-holders will enjoy some traditional food, folkloric dancers, a mariachi singer and have fun on the dance floor at the end of the night.

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Human History of Fort Whoop-Up

This is much too short of an article to provide everyone's stories but following are a few people who lived, worked and traded at Fort Whoop-Up who together highlight the breadth of experiences related with that site.

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Keeping Lethbridge in Bloom

If you were to look around Lethbridge over the spring and summer months, could you guess how many flowers are planted by the City of Lethbridge each year?

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Post Traumatic Care: PTSD Awareness Month

June is Post-traumatic Stress Awareness Month Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event. Lethbridge's Collins family is a unit and they are committed to raising awareness of the importance of collective needs of families coping with PTSD.

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Return of The Farmers Market

The Saturday Farmer’s Market starting May 12 opens at 8:00a.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m. It’s not just a place to shop it’s a place where friends catchup over products that are made, baked or grown locally. You can find crafts, fresh fruit and vegetables, home made baking, art work, hand made clothing, and so much more. Well they are back and so is the Farmers Market at Exhibition Park. Think of it as a big, BIG coffee shop that has been welcoming 2500-3000 Lethbridge residents every Saturday for over 55 years.

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Umami in Lethbridge – A Team Effort

It has been a fruitful five years at Umami Shop. Like so many local businesses Umami works to partner with businesses who share their values. Patricia, Sven and the Umami team promote the 100-mile diet and fork to table mentality. The 100-mile diet promotes the concept of eating seasonally appropriate and regional foods.

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: Slough Chew Revue - Sawa

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SCAPES: Paramount Coffee Shop

The Paramount Theatre was constructed in 1950 and the Coffee Shop opened the same year. Located on the street side of the theatre building, patrons will remember the old style soda fountain, the milkshake mixers, the worn chopping block, the single-counter and grill, the latter was salvaged from Green Acres Drive-In when the movie theatre closed in 1986. It was a time when you could get a cold drink from 7 cents to 25 cents, and hot drinks for 10 cents. If you like milkshakes, it would cost you 30 cents and an ice cream cone cost five cents. The lunch menu ranged from turkey sandwich. The original owners were Jack and Verna McDougall from 1950-1986 and Florence French who began as an employee in 1970. She purchased the business in 1986 and managed it for nineteen years. In 2005 the coffee shop closed with the retirement of Florence and in 2007 the Paramount building was sold to local developers and renovations to the Paramount Block were completed in 2009.

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Scapes: Hoyt’s Hardware Store

HOYT’S HARDWARE store opened in 1928 at 612A Third Avenue South and closed nearly 60 years later in 1987.

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And Another Thing...

I THINK A LOT OF US CAN AGREE we are glad this winter is (for the most part) behind us.

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A Greener Lawn

BEFORE RUSHING OUT with your tools and equipment at the first sign of warm weather, Dax says take a look at your lawn.

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#YQLNeighbours

Meet local horticulturalist extraordinaire, Lyndon Penner, who was inspired from a young age to protect the environment, share his expansive knowledge of plants, and educate others on the delights and rewards of gardening. Here, he explains how gardening has grown into his life’s passion.

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Growing a Legacy

The opportunity to explore the varieties of plant life native to the prairies, foothills, and Rocky Mountains will soon be coming to a park near you. The Lethbridge and District Horticultural Society has teamed up with the City of Lethbridge to incorporate an ornamental garden in the new Legacy Park in north Lethbridge. Taking up just under half an acre within the 75-acre park, the garden will incorporate beauty, education, and a little history of our region.

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Comfy and Compact

Your home is the place you go to at the end of the day to escape the regular grind. It’s your sanctuary, a place of comfort, your safe-haven. How you decorate your home can affect your level of comfort upon entry, and can change how you feel when you take a load off after a hard day’s work.

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Spring Cleanup in Lethbridge Feature Parks

THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE is for Lethbridge maintains more than 130 parks and natural areas within the city. Spring cleanup in city parks typically starts around March 15, and initial efforts are focused on feature parks such as Henderson Lake Park, Nicholas Sheran Park and Galt Gardens, as well as green spaces around major city facilities such as city hall.

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HOMESWEETHOME

As Lethbridge continues to grow, there are more and more houses being built in our new subdivisions. These days we have many choices when looking to purchase or rent a home. In this issue, Belinda Crowson explores some of the early homes of Lethbridge and Southern Alberta, and some of the trends that followed in years to come.

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